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Staying safe in the gym

We want to make sure we keep PureGym a safe and pleasant environment for everyone to workout. There will be times at which your gym may be unstaffed so please read through the following tips to ensure your safety when at the gym.

You can learn more about our Hygiene and Cleanliness Commitment here

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Our top tips

1. Good Health - it is important that you are ‘fit to train’.  If you have any conditions or illness that might be a risk, it is best to get advice on how to exercise while staying safe.

2. Exercise knowledge – some equipment or exercises may be complex, especially the first time you try them.  We have instructions on much of our equipment so take time to understand how to use them, and how to properly undertake any exercise.  We have lots of information on how to exercise properly on our blog that may help. And of course, warm up, start with low weights and don’t over exert yourself. 

3. Support – if you have questions on using the gym or the equipment, just ask for help.  If one of the PureGym team aren’t to hand, ask another member.  They’re a friendly bunch and happy to help!

4. Know your gym – you never know when you may need to know your way around the gym, so get familiar with the layout, know where the emergency help points are (you will find them around the gym) and also where the emergency exits are. These are extra important if you train through the night and are on your own in the gym.

Please read our un-staffed hours document here if you plan to train at night or during the un-staffed hours. You can find out the times your gym is un-staffed here

5. Seek Help – if you ever feel unwell, injure yourself or are concerned for your wellbeing, get help!  If our team aren’t on hand, call for another member or use one of the emergency help points.  We always operate a manned CCTV who will be able to support you and get help if you need it.

6. Train with others – where you can, training with friends is not just more fun, but you’ll have someone to watch your back.  Of course this may not be possible (especially if you train late at night or in the morning), so keeping other members close to hand in case you need some support is a simple alternative.